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berate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishberatebe‧rate /bɪˈreɪt/ verb [transitive + for] 🔊 🔊 formalTELL somebody OFF to speak angrily to someone because they have done something wrong→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
berateShe took a shaky step back, mentally berating herself for continuing to react to him in this inexplicable fashion.Don't be stupid, she berated herself.He berates his then-girlfriend, known only as Jackie, for taking much-needed breaks from caring for him.Just occasionally the tensions spilled over, such as when she berated Moira publicly about the way she was feeding her first child.I seemed always to be berating myself for visiting with friends and spending a Sunday afternoon talking.Still, she was able to berate Patsy and Betsy for giggling.He berated the White House time and again for not building support for the Bosnia operation within Congress.
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Verb table
berate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyberate
he, she, itberates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyberated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave berated
he, she, ithas berated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad berated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill berate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have berated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam berating
he, she, itis berating
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you, we, theyare berating
Past
I, he, she, itwas berating
you, we, theywere berating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been berating
he, she, ithas been berating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been berating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be berating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been berating
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